Ottawa (Canada), July 8 : Canadian Foreign Minister David Emerson today issued the following statement condemning the suicide bomb attack outside the Indian Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan:
"Canada strongly condemns the suicide bombing that took place today outside the Indian Embassy. We offer our profound sympathies to the families and friends of those killed in the attack and wish a speedy recovery to those injured.
"There is no justification for this vicious attack. It is the desperate act of those who wish to undermine Afghan stability by indiscriminately killing innocent civilians, including women and children.
"Previous attacks have not broken the will of Afghans or of the international community. We are heartened by India's determined response to continue meeting its substantial commitment to Afghanistan. India will continue to be an important partner in international efforts to rebuild the country.
"Canada remains committed to continuing our work with the Afghan government, the Afghan people and the international community to build a more stable Afghanistan."